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Mod Podge Picture Frame in Five Steps!

Learn how to use patterned paper and an unfinished wood surface to make this Mod Podge picture frame! Add a pop of color to your decor.

Skills Required: Beginner. This is a great project for someone just getting started with Mod Podge, or crafting in general. It makes for easy home decor or a gift idea.

Mod Podge Picture Frame in Five Steps

Hi everyone! This is Sam from The Pretty Life Girls, here to share with you a simple project to change up some of those old picture frames you have around your house. You’re going to need a bottle of Mod Podge, fabric, and some other simple supplies you may already have laying around.

These DIY frames were so fun and easy to make, and they add the best little pop of color to my house.

Fabric, ruler, pencil, FolkArt acrylic paint, cutter, Fabric Mod Podge

Mod Podge Frame

You’re going to complete this project in four simple steps. You’ll trace the frame and the cut the fabric or paper to fit. Then you’re going to paint the frame (which is optional), and Mod Podge the fabric or paper to the top.

This is a really simple decor project and I’ll walk you through it. First thing to do is gather your supplies.

What you need:

  • Picture frame
  • Patterned fabric or paper
  • Craft paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors/rotary cutter
  • Paintbrush

Trace the Paper or Fabric

Step 1: Trace your frame on the fabric or paper using a pencil. If you want to make it easier on yourself if you are using fabric, Mod Podge it first and let dry. You can do this on top of a craft mat or wax paper so it won’t stick.

Adding decoupage medium to the fabric makes it easier to work with when tracing and cutting. But definitely let it dry before you start working with it like paper.

Trace the frame on fabric with a pencil

Cut the Paper or Fabric

Step 2: Cut the fabric using a rotary cutter or craft knife. You can also use scissors too – it’s just that these tools are great for cutting out very straight rectangles.

Woman cutting fabric using a cutter and a ruler

Paint the Frame

Step 3: This step is entirely optional, but a lot of people paint their surface before Mod Podge. Especailly if it’s a frame. Paint the edges of the picture frame. Let dry.

Woman painting the edges of a picture frame

Attach to the Frame

Step 4: Apply Mod Podge to the frame and apply the fabric/paper using your paintbrush. Smooth, smooth, smooth and let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.

Adding Mod Podge to the frame with a paint brush

Step 5: Apply Mod Podge over the fabric/paper and painted edge to seal it (and keep the fabric from fraying, if that’s what you used). Let dry for a couple hours.

Mod Podge over the top of the picture frame with a paint brush

Add another sealing coat over the top and let dry again. Your Mod Podge picture frame is ready to be reassembled.

decoupage picture frames

You can add a photo to your frame. Or anything else you want to display around the home. This project is so easily customizable.

DIY picture frame

Why not make a few Mod Podge picture frames in a few patterns? These are so fun – I can’t stop making them!

modge podge picture frame
Yield: 1 frame

DIY Mod Podge Picture Frame

Use this tutorial for patterned DIY frames to spice up some existing frames around your home - adds a fun pop of color!

Learn how to make a picture frame using either fabric or paper and Mod Podge! This is a simple home decor project for beginners.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Picture frame
  • Patterned fabric or paper
  • Craft paint
  • Mod Podge

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors/rotary cutter
  • Craft mat
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Trace the frame on fabric with a pencilUse a ruler and pencil to measure the paper or fabric to fit the frame. You can also trace.
  2. Woman cutting fabric using a cutter and a rulerUse the rotary cutter or craft knife to cut the paper or fabric.
  3. Woman painting the edges of a picture framePaint the frame your desired color and let dry.
  4. Adding Mod Podge to the frame with a paint brushAdd Mod Podge to the front of the frame. Apply the paper or fabric and smooth down. Let dry for 15 - 20 minutes.
  5. Mod Podge over the top of the picture frame with a paint brushApply a coat of Mod Podge over the top. Let dry. Repeat and let dry completely before replacing the back of the frame.

Did you make this project?

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Happy crafting! And be sure to come and visit my sister and me as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at The Pretty Life Girls. If you’re looking for other home decor projects that are just about as easy as it gets, take a look at these great ideas:

Mixed Kreations

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

Love the frames, they turned out really nice. They do pop with the pretty colors and patterns.

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